more likely he will say they are rubbish cross bikes
And establish rules such 33mm tyres only, no bottle cage let alone pump, max 55mm BB drop etc.
Instant ban if there's a saddle bag.
Request sent in for a CX sub-forum
The front ends on the Ritchey, Brother and Specialized all look so slack. I know that’s the trend but does that ride well with drops? Looks very odd but stand to be corrected.
I have a gravel bike with 70.5 (or 70?) head angle, it work a lots better than you’d think.
Now eyeing up a bootzipper for proper MTB geometry with drop, or a Diverge flat bar model with drop.
Someone recently commented about the UK not having gravel roads like the US. In New England this is what passes for “gravel” roads.
Bike looks good with some dirt on it though.
Thanks! Surprisingly the mud and fenders played well together. The leaf litter bogged up the rear fender a few times. I thought that perhaps I should install one of theses on my fender.
got the frame today, now in the LBS to build it up. pretty excited about the frame, especially the color!
What is the frame, its hard to read
It's a Sour, the Purple Haze I think.
Also weirdly into their 'pickup': https://sour.bike/en/shop/complete-bikes/333/complete-bike-pickup
its hard to read
its hard to read
It can be taught mate
its a sour purple haze
thats a real beauty as well
Recently built up a Crumble for a customer. Really well made frames. The rear brake bosses were very cool.
for someone entirely new to gravel bikes aka finally using his gravel bike for what's it supposed to be made for and not just commuting, I've installed rock 'n road tyres. I've set them up tubeless although they are not. I went for a 45 km mtb ride yesterday and they held up fine. Now I'm wondering which tire pressure I should ride. I've no idea except that I bounced of my saddle a few times yesterday so 5 bar was way too hard. Any tips except for lowering it bit by bit?
Tubed I'm running 50psi for the most part (so 3.4 bar or so) and if I was tubeless around 40
Set tire to whatever PSI. Lean bike against wall. Grip the wheel with your palms close together on the tread. Push down with body weight through your palms in to the tyre.
If you can push it down to the rim easily, not enough air. If you find it really hard to compress the tyre, too much.
Or borrow @Dammit 's new Tyrewiz ;-)
Finally, the true reason mudguards cannot be fitted to gravel bikes
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